Letters to the editor – Jan. 30

Government the issue I appreciate the good intentions of folks concerned about the gun violence in our society. I too am distraught over the tragedy at Newtown, as all of our good citizens are. I am very ...
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From migrant travel to steady role model

LYNDEN — Lynden 17-year-old Jose Martinez walked up the stairs of the Sonlight Community Church on Monday afternoon. It’s a walk he’s done over 1,000 times. The moment he enters through the doors, ...
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Earning it the hard way

BELLINGHAM — If there’s anyone who understands battling adversity, it’s Chris Mitchell. The Nooksack Valley High School alum and Western Washington power forward has seen it all when it comes to ...
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Politics Van Werven voted No. 2 by state GOP

BELLEVUE — Lynden’s Luanne Van Werven, for four years Whatcom County’s top Republican, is now second in rank in the state party. Van Werven was elected vice-chair at a state reorganization meeting ...
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Smoking allowed: Tom’s car comes alive in west county

FERNDALE — Tom Elbrecht’s restored hot rod got broken in on Thursday with the help of local law enforcement. Portal Way between Brown and Grandview roads briefly morphed into a drag strip for the occasion, ...

Lynden schools try new look at facilities

LYNDEN — Getting projects started has been a hard sell as of late in the Lynden School District. So the district is taking a somewhat new approach this year to its widely known facilities issues. It’s ...

State of the Arts: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ offers thrills, poignancy

WHATCOM — “The Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow’s new thriller “Zero Dark Thirty” opens on a black screen that reads “September 11, 2001.” What follows is a harrowing audio sequence ...

Council appoints to advisory panels

WHATCOM ­— The County Council on Jan. 15 filled some open spots on county boards and commissions for 2013, but many openings still remain. (See list online.) Ben Elenbaas of Lynden and Mary Beth Teigrob ...

Public lands, toxics cleanup bills to hearings in Olympia

OLYMPIA — Sen. Doug Ericksen is sponsoring two bills aimed at increasing access to public lands. Both are due to receive public hearings this week in the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee. ...

Calendar

THURSDAY Robert’s Rules Learn and develop how to run or participate in an effective, efficient meeting by using Robert’s Rules of Order. Toastmaster Marlin Hendricks returns to the Lynden Library from ...